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    Sale 2134

    Old Master and 19th Century Drawings

    29 January 2009, New York, Rockefeller Plaza

  • Lot 76

    Jean-Louis-Andre-Theodore Gericault (Rouen 1791-1824 Paris)

    A sleeping dog

    Price Realised  

    Jean-Louis-Andre-Theodore Gericault (Rouen 1791-1824 Paris)
    A sleeping dog
    black chalk, pen and grey ink, grey and yellow wash
    4 x 6¼ in. (102 x 159 mm.)


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    We are grateful to Professor Lorenz Eitner who confirmed the attribution on the basis of a photograph in a letter dated 14 May 2001. Professer Eitner dated the drawing to circa 1820 and noted a similar drawing of perhaps the same dog which was formerly in the collection of Maurice Gobin (see Galerie Maurice Gobin, Dessins, aquarelle et gouaches par Gericault, exhib. cat., Paris, 1935, no. 52).

    Provenance

    H. Destailleur (L. 740).
    Anonymous sale; Christie's, London, 10 July 2001, lot 140.